A Thousand Ships (MP3 CD)

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By Natalie Haynes (Read by)
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Told in a series of largely non-chronological vignettes highlighting the women of the Trojan War, A Thousand Ships is perfect for fans of Madeline Miller or Greek mythology in general. The interlocking stories of tragedy and courage examine what it truly costs to wage a war and the ways women are asked to bear that cost in silence.

— Kay

February 2021 Indie Next List

“From The Aeneid to The Iliad and The Odyssey, classic stories of the Trojan War are implicitly reliant on the role of women, however reticent they are portrayed. Finally — finally! — we have a retelling that does women, girls, and goddesses justice. Through the perspective of women in various places and times during the war, Natalie Haynes constructs an epic collage that follows the warriors, refugees, oracles, muses, wives, and daughters of Troy, Greece, and beyond in one of the most famous conflicts in world history.”
— Cat Chapman, The Oxford Exchange, Tampa, FL


A gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and consequences

"This is the women's war, just as much as it is the men's. They have waited long enough for their turn."

This was never the story of one woman or two. It was the story of them all.

In the middle of the night, a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen.

From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women whose lives, loves, and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war.

A woman's epic, powerfully imbued with new life, A Thousand Ships puts the women, girls, and goddesses at the center of the Western world's greatest tale ever told.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781799948131
ISBN-10: 1799948137
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 26th, 2021
Language: English